Nkwali is located on the banks of the Luangwa on a magnificent meander in the river overlooking the National Park where leopards roam along the bank and can often be spotted from camp. Situated on Robin Pope Safaris’ private land outside the park there is a private game viewing area behind camp as well as exclusive access into the park either by boat or across the pontoon. Nkwali is dominated by an enormous ebony tree around which the bar is moulded. It is this tree which, when Robin and Jo Pope found it cemented the location of the camp. From the bar deck cantilevered over the river a cool drink can be enjoyed whilst watching the sun set over the Luangwa.

The six chalets with bamboo woven walls and thatch roofs are spacious and during the day are fully open to wonderful river views, in the evenings the Constantia grill doors are pulled together to close the open room fronts. The en-suite bathrooms are spacious with double sinks and showers from which you can enjoy the enormous African skies.

Set back from the river on a lagoon are the dining room and swimming pool from which guests are often treated to elephants and other game coming down to drink during the day unperturbed by our presence.

Activities include game drives, night drives, walking, boating in the Emerald Season, visits to Kawaza Village and the Schools (overnight stays at Kawaza can also be organized), visits to Chipembele Wildlife Education Centre and trips to Tribal Textiles.

Our Rating:  4 Hand Rating

Location: On private land outside of the Park, on the banks of the Luangwa River. About one hour’s drive from Mfuwe Airport

Number Rooms: 6 open front Chalets (1 of which is a family unit with 2 bedrooms and shared bathroom)

Room Features: Open en-suite bathrooms with double basins and showers

Additional Camp Facilities: Swimming Pool

Power Source: Mains Electricity

Activities: Game drives, night drives, walking, boating in the Emerald Season, visits to Kawaza Village and the Schools (overnight stays at Kawaza can also be organized), visits to Chipembele Wildlife Education Centre and trips to Tribal Textiles.

Child Policy: No children under 7 years of age

Season: Open all year round